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13 September 2011

Stories from 13 September 2011

Denmark: Turkish Flag on Right-Wing Candidate's “Sharia-Land” Ad

Amila Bosnae re-posts a parliamentary election campaign ad of “a candidate for the xenophobic (and powerful) Danish People’s Party” and explains: “The caption on top reads ‘Sharia-land or Sjælland?’ –...

Cuba: House Agents

Iván García blogs about ‘house agents’: “Those who — under the table — dedicate themselves to transmit trades, purchases, or sales of houses in Cuba. A business where there isn’t...

Trinidad & Tobago: Intellectual Property Guideline

Mark Lyndersay on yet another instance of copyright infringement: “If an image, or a video, or a story or any other intellectual property is still owned by its creator, whether...

Cuba: Repressive Action

Bloggers chronicle the latest wave of repression in Cuba, here, here and here.

Trinidad & Tobago: Hair & Now

Struck by a report in which a detained man's hair was shaved by soldiers, Attillah Springer says: “This shouldn’t be the story that gets you the most vexed out of...

Barbados: Perception of Corruption

Keltruth Corp. takes issue with a Transparency International report claiming “Barbados is less corrupt than the UK or the US”. The blogger “holds the opinion that corruption in Barbados is...

Egypt: Turkey's Response to Kurds Questioned as Erdogan Speaks in Cairo

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's speech about the Palestinian bid for a statehood at the Arab League was translated online live by members of social networking sites, namely Twitter, for...

Morocco: Multiple Arrests Against Activists

There has been a sudden surge in arrests among pro-democracy activists and online campaigners in Morocco in recent days. Three have occurred in the past week alone. Little has been...

Guatemala: 2011 General Elections in Antigua

Rudy Girón at AntiguaDailyPhoto posts a photo slide show of “the election process in La Antigua Guatemala”. Rudy also describes the voting process, reporting that Sunday's elections in Antigua “progressed...

Honduras: Radio Journalist Killed

“Thursday [September 8] a reporter for Radio Uno in San Pedro was murdered […] The reporter, Medardo Flores, was part of the finance section of the Frente Amplio de Resistencia...

Lebanon: Empowering Migrant Workers With Language

A community of enthusiastic young people in Beirut, The Migrant Workers Task Force, are working to support foreign domestic workers in Lebanon whose living and working conditions are often desperately...

Argentina: Seven Die and Hundreds Injured After Bus and Trains Collide

Seven people died and more than 100 were injured when a bus and two trains crashed in Flores, Buenos Aires on Tuesday morning, September 13. Twitter users in Argentina are...

Hungary: Fall 2011 Legislative Season

The Contrarian Hungarian reviews the most important items on the Hungarian parliament's legislative agenda of Fall 2011.

Iran: The” Crane” was cleared of charges

Greencity reports that Akbar Amini, the man who climbed atop a crane in a show of protest on 14th of February, was cleared of charges. Akbar’s cell mate says Akbar...

Hungary: “The Constitution's Table”

The Contrarian Hungarian writes about a new regulation that requires “every municipal council in Hungary [to] set up a table to display the country’s newly enacted constitution”: “The table must...

Iran: Opposition leader and “News of a Kidnapping”

Cafe 35 blog writes Mir Hussein Mousavi, one of opposition leaders who has been under house for seven months, told to his daughters ” if you want to know my...

China: Now With America's Attention Back

Not all netizens took this past weekend—a holiday in China—as a chance to confess a feeling of shame at things they said upon learning of the attacks on the United...

China: 8 Ways That Sina Weibo Will Shut You Up

Steven Millward translated Chinese tech-blogger Jason Ng's summary of Sina Weibo's censorship principles at Penn Olson.

Korea: WikiLeaks Reveals More on South Korean Policy, Rather than North Korean Realities

Leon V. Sigal from 38 North site posted an interesting analysis on the WikiLeaks cable traffic between Seoul and Washington. The author stressed that the cables shed less light on...

North Korea: Inside the House of Upper-class North Koreans

A net user ID:CheeseNoodle posted photos of a North Korean house in South Korean citizen journalist website, Wiki Tree. The house, which belongs to upper-class people, is equipped with a...

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